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Vegan ranch recipe | Best vegan ranch

Best Vegan Ranch Dressing

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x


Here’s our best vegan ranch dressing recipe, using cashews to make a creamy base and savory spices. It’s perfect for salads and dipping! 


  • 1 cup cashews (or 3/4 cup cashew cream)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place the cashews in a bowl and cover them with water. Soak for at least 1 hour. For preparation in advance, you can soak the cashews overnight, which is even better.
  2. Drain the cashews. Add the cashews, 3/4 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to a blender, then blend on high for 1 minute. Stop and scrape, then add additional liquid if necessary to come to a creamy consistency. Blend for several minutes until creamy and smooth.
  3. Place 3/4 cup of the cashew cream into a medium bowl (a small amount will remain, which you can save for using as a vegan sour cream or mayo). Whisk in the apple cider vinegar, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  4. You can serve right away, but we prefer refrigerating for a few hours so the flavors intensify and the texture sets up. Then before serving, mix it with a teaspoon or so of water to come to a drizzleable consistency.
  • Category: Salad Dressings
  • Method: Whisked
  • Cuisine: American

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